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Patterson Cylindrical vs. Equirectangular (28°)

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  Patterson Cylindrical Equirectangular (28°)
Creator Tom Patterson, Bojan Savric, Bernhard Jenny (2014) Marinus of Tyre (about AD 100)
Group Cylindric Cylindric
Property Compromise Equidistant
Other Names
Remarks The Patterson cylindrical balances polar exaggeration against maintaining the familiar shape of continents.

Read Introducing the Patterson Cylindrical Projection on cartographicperspectives.org.

Here on map-projections.net there’s an article about Patterson Cylindrical.

Note: Up to the end of 2019 I showed a wrong rendition of the Patterson projection here (having a false aspect ratio). The current image is correct. Read the blogpost about this.
Here: Standard parallels at 28° North/South in order to get an aspect ratio close to the Patterson projection.
recommended comparisons Equirectangular (28°) Patterson
This pairing is among the list of recommended pairings – but why?
To clearly show how the Patterson projection »balances polar exaggeration against maintaining the familiar shape of continents«.

1. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to fit

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical
Equirectangular (28°)
Equirectangular (28°)

2. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to fit

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map
Equirectangular (28°) Silhouette Map

3. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30° – scaled to fit

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (28°)
Equirectangular (28°) Tissot Indicatrix

4. Comparison: Physical Map – scaled to same width

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical
Equirectangular (28°)
Equirectangular (28°)

5. Comparison: Silhouette Map – scaled to same width

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Grey areas: Superimposition of projections
Patterson Cylindrical Silhouette Map
Equirectangular (28°) Silhouette Map

6. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 30° – scaled to same width

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (28°)
Equirectangular (28°) Tissot Indicatrix

7. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 15° – scaled to fit

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (28°)
Equirectangular (28°) Tissot Indicatrix

8. Comparison: Tissot Indicatrix, 15° – scaled to same width

Patterson Cylindrical
Patterson Cylindrical Tissot Indicatrix
Equirectangular (28°)
Equirectangular (28°) Tissot Indicatrix
 

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